Auckland Zoo is celebrating National Volunteer Week

The theme of National Volunteer week this year is ‘Time to Shine / He wā pīataata’ which is second nature to our incredible zoo volunteers who ensure your zoo visit is the very best it can be!

During Saturday 18 June – Sunday 26 June visitors who volunteer at any organisation in New Zealand will be eligible to receive free entry to our zoo and they can also bring a friend with them (provided one visitor is a volunteer with valid ID)!

This is our way of giving back to the volunteering community that do so much for organisations around Aotearoa, especially for not for profits like our zoo.

  • The promotional period commences 9.30am on 18/06/22 and concludes at close of business on 26/06/22. Last admission is 3.30pm.
  • Offer must be redeemed on the day of purchase.
  • The offer is not valid for purchasing gift vouchers and is not transferable.
  • Any volunteer with a valid form of ID may receive two general admission tickets to Auckland Zoo (as long as they are one of the ticket holders).
  • The offer does not apply to general admission family passes.
  • Standard Auckland Zoo terms and conditions of entry apply.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Accepted forms of ID are: Letter on letterhead from their organisation plus photo ID, uniform, a name badge, a business card or staff ID.

Volunteering at the Zoo

We currently have over 150 volunteers who play an important role as ambassadors for the Zoo's mission. Our volunteers open minds, open hearts and help our visitors connect to the wildlife conservation. 

The Zoo has an exciting and evolving volunteer programme with a team of volunteers who provide vital support to our animals, staff and visitors.